I've been shopping
around for a while and am starting to get a better idea of what type of boat
i'm interested in. I considered the possibility of living aboard
but am starting to move away from that, I think. I'd still like to have a boat
for both short holiday trips of a couple of days and for summer cruises around the gulf.
So, my question is: what are some low-budget options for dockage? I'm looking closely at a Hughes-Columbia 36 that I think I can get a deal on. I'd be willing to look at options outside of the city if it means lower costs. Does anyone have any info on great deals in the area? As far as I know, mooring
fields aren't really a thing around here, is that correct?
Some numbers I have found:
Orleans marina charges $575 quarterly for a 35 foot slip. That jumps to $861 for a 40' slip. Can I get away with squeezing in to a 35 footer if I jump on the Columbia-Hughes 36? If not, the difference in cost of dockage could be a deal breaker. And even still, ~190 a month is taxing on my monthly budget
Any ideas? Or inside hookups for super cheap
dockage? I know SYC has a ton of empty slips. Not sure if that's a possibility....
Thanks and any help is appreciated.